Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

What would you do if it was your father's birthday, you had no postal service, no local Cardies where you could buy a gift or even a card, and all you had was some green paint, and a nearby rock?
The answer is obvious - write his name and the date on the rock in green paint!  Debora, the eldest daughter of Piet Retief did just that when they were staying at Kerkenberg.  Fortunately this has been preserved for us as part of our history.
The date was 12 November 1837.

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